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Residents warned as Qatar Armed Forces conducts shooting practice

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Photo for illustrative purposes only.
Photo for illustrative purposes only.

The General Command of the Qatar Armed Forces has advised residents to “take precautions for their own safety” as the marine shooting range will be active from today, Sept. 10 to Sept. 17.

The range is located about 40km east of Mesaieed, near Fasht Al Hadid.

The shooting will take place each day from 6am to 5pm, according to QNA, which announces such practices a few times a year.

Photo for illustrative purposes only.
Photo for illustrative purposes only.

Most recently, in December, the armed forces warned that practices would be conducted with live ammunition.

Though that’s not mentioned this time around, QNA does state:

“The Qatari Armed Forces General Command warns those who frequent the area to take precautions for their own safety.”

The QAF has been in the news lately after authorities confirmed that Qatar was deploying troops to Yemen following the deaths of several Emirati, Saudi and Bahraini soldiers in the country.

Have you heard the shooting practice before? Thoughts?

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DavidRSS8
DavidRSS8
5 years ago

Now they Qatar’s troops are starting to be deployed to real conflicts, such practice is warranted.

Jen
Jen
5 years ago
Reply to  DavidRSS8

Sure-but in other countries I’ve lived the general population do not have to be warned of daner from practising troops because actual practice places are securely managed. (Just my experience in the different countries in to those of you who will write in describing how inaccurate my statement is and how they have been warned in other countries and this shows that I obviously must hate Qatar).

Bornrich
Bornrich
5 years ago
Reply to  Jen

You obviously hate Qatar, Jen. I hate guns. Noisy things that kill people.

Bajn
Bajn
5 years ago
Reply to  Jen

The real danger is when after shooting practice they all get into their white LCs

Whatever
Whatever
5 years ago
Reply to  Jen

It is common practice in the UK to make announcements and place Red Flags on the ground notifying of Live Fire Exercises.

The Reporter
The Reporter
5 years ago

Qatar ought to be practicing taking in refugees instead of exporting troops. Signing a cheque and leaving everyone else to actually deal with the problem is unacceptable.

MIMH
MIMH
5 years ago

It may be an odd suggestion but how about cordining off the area for live practice so no one can enter?

It was bad to watch the U.S. Launch an illegal war against Iraq but now we have Saudi, Qatar and the UAE engaged in an illegal war in Yemen and massacring civilians. Don’t we ever learn?

Dan
Dan
5 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

An “illegal” war in Yemen? and you compare that to the US invasion of Iraq? I lost hope in that small peanut in your head.

MIMH
MIMH
5 years ago
Reply to  Dan

LOL

MIMH
MIMH
5 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

Please stop. That’s not the real me.

ShabinaKhatri
ShabinaKhatri
5 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

Deleting for imitating someone. Please make your own anonymous name. 😀

Tim
Tim
5 years ago
Reply to  ShabinaKhatri

What a crappy excuse to delete someone’s comment. This coming from you, I am not surprised at all.

MIMH
MIMH
5 years ago
Reply to  Dan

Please suggest why the war in Yemen is legal? Sunni gcc states killing Shias they don’t like to impose a president the Yemenis don’t want, killing kids in the process.

Dan
Dan
5 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

Am I supposed to take your opinions as facts? Are you that dumb to use this as your counter argument? I think you are.

MIMH
MIMH
5 years ago
Reply to  Dan

So you have no argument then.

A good counter argument would go like this, either….

1. UN resolution approving the use of force in Yemen
2. Saudi, Qatar or the UAE were attacked by Yemen or forces in Yemen justifying a response.

Nope, just a bunch if Sunni States trying to impose a president the Yemenis do not want while murdering lots of civilians in the process.

Ali
Ali
5 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

Can you focus on the real issue here which is the no real value of this article!

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

MIMH,
Can you please analyse the Geo Political situation, before raising your rant on this War, this is a necessary war, because certain Militia men who have nothing to loose, are envious of the prosperity of the neighboring countries, in this case the GCC. It is not the fault of GCC countries if they have used their wisdom and driven their countries and nationals towards richness. They (Houtis)intend to illegally invade the GCC countries and they have done that when there was a border skimirish in 2008 at the saudi border, and this is the bigger picture
Now your next point you will raise, is why not help the poor neighbor,
a) Assistance was always given,but no one puts Aid into a bottomless pit, and every countries had the natural resources, if it was not for their corrupt leadership this situation would not have occurred.

more points can be given, but does it make sense to even present them when you look things from a narrow prism

This time is for the support of the brave Khaleeji Troops who will bring victory, law and order in the region .

MIMH
MIMH
5 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

I’ll tell you want you will get out of this war. (And to suggest the houthis would invade gcc is nonsense)

1. Dead khalejis. The more it goes on, the more you will get
2. No happy peace.
3. Al Qaeda and Islamic state exploiting the situation and getting stronger, raising the prospect of more terrorist attacks in the gcc.
4. Dead children. Children missing arms and legs.
5. Lots of dead Yemenis who will then hate the GCC and make them more likely as recruits. (See 3)

Of course the gcc will not help Yemen, they won’t even help their Arab Muslim brothers in Syria in a civil war they had a part. Neither for Libya or Iraq. The gcc only care about themselves and how they can get richer. When the money runs out the Arab brothers will consider that justice.

Ali
Ali
5 years ago

Doha news what is the real value of this article, we see such things in a small corner add in local newspapers!

Jack
Jack
5 years ago

Hi Shabina. Can you please provide one clarification to your article. You mention “40km east of Mesaieed, near Fasht Al Hadid”. I have lived in Qatar for 9 years and never heard of “Fasht Al Hadid”. Also, if I use GoogleEarth, 40 kms east of Mesaieed takes me somewhere in the middle of the Gulf. Did you mean West of Mesaieed? This is of interest to me because I do visit the area west of Mesaieed quite frequently. Thanks

local
local
5 years ago
Reply to  Jack

“Fasht” in Arabic means coral reef. It’s in the sea.

Osama Alassiry AlMaadeed
Reply to  local

“the marine shooting range”

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